Drake tops American Music Award nominations, beats Jackson record

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LOS ANGELES Canadian rapper Drake dominated nominations for a American Music Awards, earning a heading 13 nominations and violence a record set by Michael Jackson some-more than 30 years ago, a organizers of a awards announced on Monday.

Drake’s latest album, “Views,” has spent 13 weeks during a tip of a U.S. strain charts this year, and his singular “One Dance” was selected as Billboard’s 2016 strain of a summer.

RB artist Rihanna got 7 nominations, followed by Britain’s Adele and Canadian heartthrob Justin Bieber with 5 apiece. Beyonce, who in Aug took home 8 statuettes during a MTV Video Music Awards, got only 4 nods.

Drake, Beyonce, Rihanna, Adele, Bieber, Selena Gomez, Ariana Grande, The Weeknd, Carrie Underwood and Twenty One Pilots will contest for a tip esteem of artist of a year.

Drake’s 13 nominations crushed a record set by Jackson in 1984 when he perceived 11 American Music Award nods during a tallness of a success of his manuscript “Thriller.”

The American Music Awards are wholly fan-voted and nominees are formed on manuscript and digital strain sales, touring, radio airplay, amicable media activity and fan interactions by Billboard repository and Billboard.com.

Winners will be announced during a live rite and radio uncover on Nov. 20 in Los Angeles.

This year organizers combined new categories for debate of a year, and video of a year. The swarming strain of year competition was separate into opposite categories for pop/rock, country, RB/soul and rap/hip-hop and renamed favorite song.

(Reporting by Jill Serjeant; Editing by Jeffrey Benkoe)

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